Principal Electronic Systems Engineer and Senior Electronic Systems Engineer
Opportunities like this don’t come along every day…Would you like the new challenge of making an impact on some of the biggest projects in the UK defence market right now? Join our highly-skilled Combat Systems team and you'll be part of something you can be proud of; equipping the Royal Navy with another world class capability. We currently have vacancies for a Principal Electronic Systems Engineer and Senior Electronic Systems Engineer at our sites in New Malden, Portsmouth (Broad Oak site), Dorchester or Frimley
As an Electronic Systems Engineer, you will undertake a wide range of equipment design, development and support activities in line with all relevant processes and quality requirements under the direction of the Hardware Engineering team leader.
This role will provide you with the opportunity to design, develop and support equipment across a variety of Royal Navy platforms and to support campaigns for future upgrades.
Your main responsibilities as an Electronic Systems Engineer could involve:
Development of design specifications under minimal guidance and carrying out equipment design activities making maximum use of commercial off the shelf (COTS) items in line with those specifications.
Carrying out technical analyses and investigations, including evaluation and selection of technical options; and preparation of reports with suggested recommendations to support the design of improvements
Build, assembly and installation of consoles and cabinets containing COTS equipment to authorised design and installation specifications
Support of hardware related test and acceptance activities and production of material in support of Product Safety and Design Certification activities
Contribute to process improvement within the operational and/or engineering team to deliver continuous improvements in quality, cycle time and asset utilisation
Production of procurement specifications for items sub-contracted out to third party suppliers
Liaison with customers and/or suppliers in assigned areas on engineering matters
Your skills and qualifications:
Knowledge and experience in the design of equipment incorporating PC and networking technology utilising non-bespoke COTS items
Experience working with Ethernet, serial interfaces and variety of other interface technologies
Experience with COTS cabinets, cabinet design, wiring schedules, power distribution etc
Experience of assembly of system equipment, internal components and wiring including installation in lab spaces and on ship
Knowledge of the currently deployed combat system equipment architecture or similar Naval combat systems based on COTS technology across the lifecycle phases including physical aspects
Experience in Product Safety and a good understanding of Design Certification
What we're looking for in you:
The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic individual and member of the team, with a keen interest for attention to detail and a determined work ethic. You will be highly motivated with a strong desire to succeed despite setbacks and have aspirations to further develop your career.
Location: New Malden, Portsmouth (Broad Oak site), Dorchester or Frimley
Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.
BAE Systems is one of the world’s leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.
Maritime Naval Ships
We design and build a full range of naval ships, giving customers the capability to fulfil extensive naval operations. We also develop and integrate state of the art combat systems for the surface fleet, equipping customers with the best possible information to operate effectively in modern naval environments. We are committed to creating solutions that protect and strengthen nations, commerce, communities and people. That’s work that inspires us. That’s BAE Systems.
You will find we offer a wealth of career options. From offshore patrol vessels through to Type 26 Global Combat Ship and QE Class aircraft carriers, the projects you’ll be involved with are exciting and challenging and will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come.
Attracting and retaining the sharpest minds is essential for a globally competitive UK naval engineering business. Our aim is to recruit the very best talent and we welcome applications from a diverse range of people, from all backgrounds, with many different skills, experience and perspectives. We offer the flexibility you need to do what’s important to you, whether that’s, job sharing, home working, or simply the ability to flex your start and stop times. Where practical, we’ll support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your full potential. Talk to us about Smart Working.
BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.
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